For instance, only recently have countries begun to capture data on disability using comparable questions that can reliably be used for disaggregation following the Washington Group on Disability Statistics. Aid continuing to stagnate should not be accepted. Some of the individual reforms, like the benefit cap, limiting financial support for families with more than two children and the benefit freeze have been controversial, and we've warned of the consequences for the most vulnerable people.
Over the next decade extreme poverty is likely to be increasingly concentrated in a smaller number of countries, as well as in subnational regions within countries, many of which share common characteristics that may contribute to their vulnerability. Developed countries, backed by international trade institutions, have an opportunity to demonstrate their willingness to make significant contributions to hunger and rural poverty eradication.
Let me tell you something that everyone who has ever been on public assistance knows. Unfortunately, Congress failed to extend federal unemployment insurance at the end ofleaving 1.
The question is not "aid versus trade" but "aid to expand trade". The peoples and governments of the countries concerned have the main responsibility for the achievement of hunger and poverty reduction targets.
Simply put, this is the bare minimum — the lowest levels of income or consumption that can be seen in society. Major donors are taking steps to address this and setting new, specific and time-bound commitments to increase proportions of national income spent on aid.
What specific steps have been taken to deliver on the Agenda commitments to reach the people furthest behind first? But faster-than-average growth is not enough. The Government could do this by investing in tailored training and skills support, including for those already in work make housing costs genuinely affordable to low-income households.